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This page presents special years or events proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly and /or related United Nations Organizations (for example, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO]).
Dr. Davidson Hepburn presenting his message for 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run and a vision for the next decade 2012 to 2022 and beyond. Click on language button belowto watch the video with corresponding sub-titles.
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Information on UN years includes: highlights of statements, links to UN related Web site(s), activities in support of goals for year or special event. Also contain info on UN Annual days or weeks, previous years historical activities or special initiative
The Harmony Run highlights UN and UNESCO supported International Year of Youth celebrated through Aug of 2011. "By encouraging young people ...World Harmony Run is surely building the foundation for a culture of peace tomorrow."- Pres. Gen. Conf. of UNESCO
UN General Assembly Declared "2011 International Year of Forests...Calls upon... groups to link their relevant activities to the Year...focus on raising awareness at all levels ... of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations."
The General Assembly... "Proclaims the first week of February every year the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs." Encourages all States to support, on a voluntary basis, the spread of the message of interfaith harmony a
International Mother Language Day is celebrated each February. Dedicated to promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism, it was proclaimed by UNESCO's General Conference in 1999.
Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures - links to UN Secretary General, Director General and President of General Conference of UNESCO and others' statements; examples of programmes, videos, FAQ's, explanation of Logo etc.
The 1976 UN General Assembly Proclaimed 1979 as the International Year of the Child. Activities at the UN and around the world in cooperation with local governments and others supported the year with: athletic events, art, music, contests, tree planting et